On those who open with “Hey, how’s everybody doin’?”

Ugh. I am in an auditorium, awaiting to hear a lecture, or performance, or a talk, and I squirm in my seat as the presenter opens with, “Hey, how’s everybody doin’?”. Next there is some grumbling and grunting of “good”, “fine”, “Attica”, or something similar. And then the presenter says, “Oh, come on, you can …

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On School Guidance

If you have ever attended any of my lectures, I always manage to throw in some of my opinions on policy, politics, and social environments. (Academic freedom is a wonderful thing!) I have been troubled recently that many young people do not get the best guidance in their school and career choices as they should